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David Bowie Passes

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, has passed away after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His death comes two days after the release of his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. A native... Read more »

Numark NS7III DJ Controller Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paoyao0yuzw Numark's flagship NS7III DJ control system is one of the most comprehensive Serato rigs ever made. It's designed to satisfy both the most demanding controllerist and the... Read more »

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Artist Interview

What was the most-watched Sweetwater artist interview video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slfzjawcvUg Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDSB5AxOrQ... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe, happy, prosperous, and musical 2016!

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe and joy-filled holiday!

Waves introduces Element 2.0

Waves' Element virtual analog polyphonic synthesizer offers dual oscillators with sync, four LFOs, and an extensive modulation matrix; built-in effects including chorus, delay, reverb, distortion, bit crusher, and... Read more »

Buy MASCHINE, Get 7 Free Expansions

Native Instruments is offering a smoking deal to purchasers of MASCHINE (black or white), MASCHINE STUDIO (black or white), or MASCHINE MIKRO (black or white) through January 4, 2016: purchase one of these MASCHINE... Read more »

Avid Announces Pro Tools 12.4

Avid has announced the latest version of Pro Tools, v12.4 will be available in late December, 2015. The new version adds Track Freeze, which joins Commit and Track Bounce as methods for reclaiming CPU power during... Read more »

Akai Professional MPC Touch Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWVBYBtcy1Y Rich Curtis from Akai presents the MPC Touch. Equipped with classic MPC pads, essential hands-on controls, and an amazing 7" multi-touchscreen, MPC Touch lets you get your... Read more »

7 Gifts That Will Fit in a Stocking

It's that time of year — gift-giving season is upon us! (And don't forget, gift season also means gift receiving!) Don't procrastinate, get your wish list ready now for your friends and family. If you need... Read more »

6 Essential Home Studio Building Blocks

A home studio may be the ultimate facilitator of creative freedom for a musician. Where else can you create, totally unfettered by the clock, free to experiment for as long as you like? That's something you'd... Read more »

Novation Circuit Synthesizer/Sequencer Workstation Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlys6Jvxolw Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of the Novation Circuit, a 2-part synth and 4-part drum machine with built-in sequencing. This standalone groove box, with its onboard... Read more »

Income Tax Planning for Musicians

If you're in the business of creating, performing, or recording music, there are steps you can take to make the most of your year-end gear purchases and potential tax deductions. But you need to wrap these up by... Read more »

Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 are Here!

Steinberg has released the latest version of Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist, version 8.5! Perhaps the biggest news is VST Transit, a cloud collaboration system that allows musicians around the globe to easily work... Read more »

Win Big in the Annual GearFest Raffle from pureMix

Our friends at pureMix have launched their annual GearFest raffle — and you could win big! But there's more to this raffle than just a chance to win great prizes. Each entrant in the raffle qualifies to view... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

From everyone at Sweetwater, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday! inSync will return tomorrow!

The Vocalist’s Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing

Want to kick your vocal abilities up a notch? Need to learn how to warm up? How can you take care of and preserve your voice? Why should you keep a bag of potato chips handy in the studio? All these questions and... Read more »

New Beat-making Tutorials from Propellerheads

The Propellerheads are back with two more Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet tutorials, this time covering Liquid Drum 'n' Bass and Trip Hop . Not into making beats or EDM? These are still awesome production tutorials that... Read more »

You Could Win Big in Sweetwater’s Annual Holiday Giveaway!

A holiday classic returns! It's official: the annual Sweetwater holiday celebration has begun! This year celebrating our favorite time of year includes giving away more than $75,000 in prizes — and you could... Read more »

Guide to the Complete Marketing Process

If you're going to make music, it's nice if people can find it and hear it! The new free guide from our friends at Disc Makers, The Complete Marketing Process: Creating and Executing a Music Marketing Plan, will... Read more »

Ableton Push 2 Controller for Ableton Live Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe3yA3xp5WY Ben Casey from Ableton presents the Push 2 control surface for Ableton Live software. The Push 2 controller offers you a matrix of 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads... Read more »

Ableton Push 2 Controller for Ableton Live Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPDKbbot4pM Mitch Gallagher is joined by Ben Casey, Brand Manager and Certified Trainer from Ableton, to present the Push 2 control surface for Ableton Live. Ben explains the... Read more »

139th AES Convention: UVI Falcon

The UVI Falcon is an advanced hybrid instrument that presents you with virtually unlimited sound-sculpting possibilities. Falcon fortifies your sonic armory with state-of-the-art oscillators, effects, modulators... Read more »

Sweetwater AES Convention and Trade Show Report

If you're into professional audio for live sound, studio recording, or video, then the 139th annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention and trade show was all about you! This year's convention took place in... Read more »